Monitor’s latest report into the financial health of the NHS Foundation Trusts has warned more than half will fail to balance their books this year, with an overall deficit of over £300m.
The BBC reports that there has been a steady growth in the overall deficit, from £167m three months ago to £321 million in this last quarter.
Eating disorders are costing the NHS more than £15bn a year, reports the Independent. This comes as an analysis of support services showed that the health of some 600,000 patients is put put at risk because of a lack of local services.
Lastly, UKIP is taking on the fight against dementia by pledging £130m a year, more than twice the amount the Tories have pledged on its flagship policy. Trailing a speech to be made by UKIP health spokesperson Louise Bours MEP, the Guardian said she will also call for the CQC to be abolished.